Waltham Riverfest 2019

Celebrate the Waltham Riverfest with a weekend full of activities with Charles River Canoe & Kayak!

Moody Street Dam creates the Lakes District of the Charles, a beautiful six-mile stretch of slow-moving flatwater. This section of river was once a haven for canoeists looking to escape the city — and is again today!

Rentals at Moody Street

  • To celebrate Riverfest we are offering a 20% discount on Canoe, Kayak, and Stand-Up Paddleboard rentals on June 15th and 16th.
  • Take a look at our Waltham page for more details on our Moody st operation!

Friday, June 14

Saturday, June 15

  • 20% off all canoe, kayak, and Paddleboard rentals
  • 11am-5pm Free 20 minute 10-person Canoe tours on the hour
    12-3pm Facepainting
  • Raffle

Charles River History in Waltham

Did you know there is a long history of paddling on this section of the Charles River? In 1902, the Boston globe quoted “More canoeing is done on this stretch of river than is done on all the rivers in the rest of the state of Massachusetts put together.” By 1920, the Lakes district was home to 6,000 canoes berthed at dozens of public boathouses. On warm summer evenings and weekends, a person could practically cross the Charles from Waltham to Weston by stepping from one canoe to the next. Consider signing up for one of our Moonlight Canoe Tours and learning more about the history of the Charles River
Three-Hour Moonlight Tour meets at our Moody Street location in Waltham. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance so we can order food. $39 includes guiding, canoe rental, food, and beverages. view schedule/book now moonrise-from-waltham-riverfest
Charles River Canoe & Kayak Operates in Cooperation with... Discover Newton Parks Logo Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Logo Canal District Kendall Square Logo City of Somerville, Massachusetts